Silber Aims to 3-Peat In Saguenay – Riding A Wave of Success
On May 29th, Ryan Roth rode to a gritty 2nd place at the Winston Salem Cycling Classic. Roth’s performance at one of the few one-day races remaining on the UCI America Tour sparked the team, whose riders returned home this past weekend and racked up 6 wins at local races.
Pier-André Côté, Nicolas Masbourian and Adam Roberge each won stages at the Charlevoix GP in Quebec. Roberge won the TT, followed closely by Nickolas Zukowsky in second. In BC, Nigel Ellsay won the TT at the Robert Cameron Law Cycling Series. In Tennessee, Stephen Bassett won the team’s remarkable third TT of the weekend at the Johnson City Omnium. Both Stephen and Nigel set course records on their Jamis TT bikes. Roth capped the weekend off by winning the Ontario RR Championship.
Silber hopes to carry momentum gained from these wins into the Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay, where the team won the overall in 2015 with Matteo Dal-Cin and again in 2016 with Roth. As Silber is a Quebec-based team, it considers Saguenay and the Tour de Beauce (June 14-18) it’s “home” races on the UCI America Tour calendar.
2017 GP CYCLISTE DE SAGUENAY FACT-SHEET
Dates: June 8-11 2017. Saguenay Region, Quebec
Class: UCI 2.2
Total Distance: 462 km
2016 Winner: Ryan Roth (Silber)
2015 Winner: Matteo dal-Cin (Silber)
Official Website: www.grandprixcyclistesaguenay.com
SILBER PRO CYCLING’S SAGUENAY ROSTER
Gagné, Julien Jean, Émile
Roth, Ryan (2016 winner)